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Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 23 March 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 139.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2011
WorkSafe has urged WA businesses, industry and workers to comment on the model Work Health and Safety Regulations before the public comment period closes. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today encouraged Western Australians to have their say on the new safety and health laws before the deadline. “The public comment period has almost reached its final week, so there’s not much time...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Mar 2011
A logging company has been fined $15,000 after an incident in which a worker’s hand was severely injured. Softwood Logging Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2008, a Softwood Logging Services employee was operating a mobile wood chipper at the Oriole Plantation in the Shire of...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Mar 2011
WorkSafe will appeal the Magistrates Court decision to dismiss charges against Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Pilbara Infrastructure (TPI) relating to the injury of workers during Cyclone George in March 2007. FMG faced one charge, and TPI 17 charges, all of which were dismissed last month. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that after...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Mar 2011
18 March 2011 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The seventh annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are taking place on 18 March 2011. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection in their community and who has given...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Mar 2011
World Plumbing Day comes alive around Australia today as Governments, industry and individuals get together to showcase the importance of having good water health systems in the community. Having a dedicated day each year creates much-needed awareness about better plumbing practices and its pivotal role in better health, hygiene and environmental care, plus better management of energy. "Some may...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Mar 2011
A formwork company has been fined $25,000 plus almost $6000 in costs over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Ria Contracting Pty Ltd was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In September 2008, the company was contracted to carry out formwork at a construction site in East Perth. An...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
Beware of bogus charity collectors using the earthquake in New Zealand as a way to scam people out of money. Within two days of the disaster in Christchurch, Consumer Protection began to receive information about email scammers pretending to represent legitimate charities. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said these charity scams divert funds away from those in dire need and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Feb 2011
Workplace safety and health authorities across Australia are joining forces in an effort to improve safety for those working on or near public roads. The program, which will begin next month and continue for three months, will see workplace safety inspectors from across the nation visiting more than 260 roadside worksites. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said the targeted compliance...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Feb 2011
The electrocutions of two men in Western Australia at the weekend were a tragedy which has dismayed the Government’s electricity regulatory authority. An elderly man received a fatal shock in his back yard and a second man died while working in the ceiling area of a home. “All EnergySafety staff join me in extending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these men,” Director of...
EnergySafety
Media release
28 Feb 2011

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